It looks like the fears of these folk are slowly coming true. The last release of Skype for Linux was a 32-bit update in 2014 to version 4.3.
Those who had paid for subscriptions in the hope that they would one day get a 64-bit client with an improved user interface have been waiting and waiting in vain.
Now a group of users is reporting that from, February 22, the Linux Skype client is unable to join calls.
They say that numerous tweets to @SkypeSupport have gone unanswered.
In a petition, they wrote: "We do understand that Linux is a competitor of Microsoft's Windows. But we do not understand why this results in a lack of support for Skype.
The contempt shown towards Linux Skype users seems to give the lie to all the propaganda that Microsoft is spreading about its great love for Linux.
If there was even one per cent of genuineness about this, there would have been a proper client for Linux users by now.
The truth is that Microsoft will provide applications and software for Linux when it makes commercial sense to do so. Else, the people at Redmond really don't give a damn.